Thursday, February 10, 2011

Charlottesville and Winneba to Launch Public Library Project

Several Charlottesville residents will be traveling to Winneba, Ghana in May 2011 to help our newest Sister City make plans for their first public library. Land has already been donated for this purpose and a team of experts from Jefferson-Madison Regional Library, UVa Library, Virginia Festival of the Book, Literacy Volunteers of Charlottesville-Albemarle, the Building Goodness Foundation and the Quality Community Council will be meeting with our partners in Winneba to lay the groundwork for this exciting project.

Both communities are moving forward with full confidence in their ability to overcome the barriers that, to date, have prevented the children and adults of Winneba from realizing their long-held dream of a modern library complex in their city. Increased literacy and enhanced access to technology are seen as essential steps toward individual and national development in Ghana. Stay tuned for more info.

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